Category: Tech & Science

GamesBeat Summit Digital speakers: Neil Young, Bing Gordon, and Kate Edwards

We’re taking GamesBeat Summit 2020 into a digital online-only format. And here’s the next slate of speakers: Neil Young, CEO of N3twork; Bing Gordon, chief product officer at Kleiner Perkins; and Kate Edwards, executive director at Global Game Jam. We’ve added these speakers to the updated agenda, posted below, for the event which will air […]

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Vela Games raises $3.1 million for player-first co-op games

Vela Games, a new game studio in Ireland founded by former Riot Games and Electronic Arts veterans, has raised $3.1 million to make player-first multiplayer co-op games. London Venture Partners (LVP) led the round for the Dublin-based studio, with additional funding from existing investor IIU. This round allows the Dublin based studio to deliver their […]

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Samsung’s $500 Galaxy A51 5G targets budget-conscious users

While Samsung’s Galaxy S-series 5G phones have targeted premium smartphone customers, the South Korean company has used A-series devices to push higher-speed 5G technologies into the mainstream. So while today’s announcement of the midrange Galaxy A51 5G and Galaxy A71 5G isn’t surprising, their price tags will likely help the consumer electronics giant win over […]

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As E3’s online event dies, others step in with digital events for gaming

The game industry’s biggest physical events have been evaporating because of the pandemic, and now it’s scrambling for solutions to fill that breach. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has always been the centerpiece of gaming events around the world — an event where many of the biggest games were unveiled for the coming year or […]

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Celebrities and politicians are rapidly spreading coronavirus misinformation

In the scramble for reliable information about the coronavirus, a new report found that famous people with large social media followings are playing a critical role in the dissemination of misinformation. According to a report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Oxford Internet Institute, high-level politicians, celebrities, and prominent public […]

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Study: No, electric car motors don’t adversely interfere with pacemakers

Cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators are prone to potentially dangerous malfunctions when exposed to strong magnetic fields. This has led some to raise concern about powerful electric vehicle motors and how they might affect people with pacemakers. According to a recent study, published in the Technology and Health Care journal, EV drivers who also […]

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Tonkean raises $24 million to automate enterprise workflows

Tonkean, a software startup developing a no-code workflow automation platform for the enterprise, today announced that it secured $24 million in venture capital. The tranche will be put toward expanding the company’s global reach, according to CEO Sagi Eliyahu, and laying runway for future product launches. “This is an important time for companies to focus […]

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Uber Eats for businesses launches globally amid remote working surge

Uber is officially launching Uber Eats food delivery for businesses today, 17 months after first launching a pilot version of the service in the U.S. The company said that it is now “fast tracking” the global launch after the number of businesses customers using Uber Eats surged in March, due in part to enforced home-working […]

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